Sefaria

4.7
3.06K reviews
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About this app

Sefaria delivers 3,000 years of Jewish texts (Torah, Tanakh, Mishnah, Talmud, and more) to your smartphone. All texts in the library are available in Hebrew along with a growing body of English translations. Search by keyword or browse the table of contents to explore texts, translations, and commentaries. Plus - the entire library can fit on your phone (500MB) so you can learn while you're offline.

Sefaria is a non-profit organization that creates open source software and publishes digital texts with open licenses.

FEATURES

• Calendars for reading Parashat HaShavua, Daf Yomi, 929, Rambam Yomi and Mishnah Yomit
• Offline access to all texts and connections in Sefaria's library.
• Nine Torah commentaries in English: Rashi, Sforno, Or HaChaim, Rabbeinu Bahya, Rashbam, Siftei Chachmim, Chizkuni, Tur HaAroch and Rabbeinu Chananel
• Over 50 commentaries on Tanakh including Ibn Ezra, Ramban, Abarbanel, Kli Yakar, Alshich, Haamek Davar, Malbim, Shadal, Radak, Ralbag and Gur Aryeh
• Over 15 Mishnah commentaries including Bartenura, Ikar Tosafot Yom Tov, Rambam, Yachin, Boaz, Gra and Rosh Mishantz
• Over 30 Talmud Bavli commentaries including Rashi, Tosafot, Ritva, Rashba and Rosh.
• Other genres include Midrash, Halalkha, Kabbalah, Liturgy, Philosophy, Chasidut, Musar, Responsa, and more.

LEARN MORE

New texts are being added to the database all the time. Find out more about the project at: http://www.sefaria.org
Updated on
Jun 16, 2022

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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4.7
3.06K reviews
A Google user
January 7, 2020
The resources on this app have been astoundingly helpful, especially on my journey as a Jew by choice (thank you for all the translations!). There are some significant technical issues since the most recent update however, like the Saved tab duplicating items or the app crashing when I try to open items from the Saved or History tabs. Will adjust rating when these issues are fixed.
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Ari Glix
July 30, 2020
Love the app and how smooth it functions! two things I noticed, I can't remove something from the history bar, (although big ups on keeping so much history) and when I select a pasuk and open commentaries, it keeps that selected text on the top of the page and if I scroll at all (in order to take a screenshot with the pasuk directly above the commentary) it automatically changes the selected text to the text at the top of the page, which I see almost entirely as a glitch. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
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Arie Schwartz
June 8, 2022
A vast library of Jewish texts, intertextual links, and translations all trapped behind a sluggish and highly unresponsive interface, making for a very frustrating experience. Better to use the website, as it loads much faster than even locally stored texts in the app.
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Sefaria
June 9, 2022
Thanks for the feedback. Can you write to hello@sefaria.org with the specifics of what you find slow in the app? We'd like to look into your issues.

What's new

Limit dictionary lookup feature to shorter texts to prevent app slowness